For a long time the food bloggers I followed tended to hail from across the pond. There are some really fantastic American food bloggers, and they are so easy to stumble across on the Internet. However, over the past couple of months I've made an effort to seek out more UK-based food bloggers and, let me tell you, there are some truly awesome ones. Not everyone on this list is British by birth, but, as far as I know, they're residing here for the foreseeable future. All hail British food bloggers!
Izy is a bit of a superstar in the food blogging world, with her first cookbook 'Top With Cinnamon' storming across the Internet (and rightly so). Chances are you've already heard of her, but if not then make it your mission today to go and read some of her archives. Her photography and styling is so beautiful it makes my heart hurt, and every recipe I've tried of hers has been totally delicious. Her Instagram is a sight to behold. So yeah, I'm a fan.
Can we all just take a moment to admire the photography on this blog? It is truly gorgeous. I love the variety of recipes on this blog - everything Lucy posts I want to go out immediately and make! The cocktails, in particular, are stunning. I wish I'd discovered this blog earlier, as I'm sure I've missed out on plenty in the archives, which are extensive. A total winner!
I love this blog. I wish I had thought of it first, although I'm sure I couldn't have done it so beautifully. Kate cooks the food from her favourite books, combining literature and food in a simple and oh-so-sweet way. Her photography is beautifully minimalist, which makes the whole thing that bit more wonderful. I want to climb headfirst into this blog and nest there throughout the winter. I narrowly missed out on going to Kate's Harry Potter pop up dinner in London a couple of months back (yep, food from the Harry Potter books. With tables named after Hogwarts houses) so now I just need to somehow persuade her to bring that gloriousness to Leeds...
I think Rachel's was the first food blog I ever followed and it's still one that I click over to time and again, whether to read new posts or look up recipe ideas. Rachel combines accessible recipes that make you want to get into the kitchen with reviews of restaurants across London and Kent. I trust her recommendations for anything foodie, and her foodie travels in Los Angeles over the past couple of years have inspired me to plan a trip there next year!
I've really been enjoying Cate's #bakeoffbakealong posts, which is what caught my eye and turned me on to this blog in the first place. In between sharing her baking adventures, Cate also posts mostly-vegetarian recipes, many of which I've bookmarked for making at a later date. An all-round yummy blog!
You'll probably recognise Flora from this year's stellar Great British Bake Off line up, but did you know that she has a blog, too? With simple photography and food styling, and perfect flavour combinations, this blog is genuinely a delight. I'm not sure how I didn't stumble across it before! Am I jealous? Only a little bit...
If you're looking for a nostalgic baking blog which will have you running straight for the kitchen, apron in hand, then this blog is definitely the one for you. Kate's baking feels old-fashioned in the very best sort of way, comforting and familiar with a touch of something new every now and again to keep you excited. As an added bonus, her cookbook is one of the most beautiful I have ever cooked from and I want to bake everything in it.
Whip Until Fluffy
Lil hasn't blogged for a while, but I live in hope that she will revive her blog and provide us with some more of her gorgeous recipes, which simultaneously manage to be down-to-earth and exciting at the same time. Her blog is one of my all-time favourites, and I love her writing. I have made her Goats Cheese and Chorizo Scones many times, and they always get an excellent reception. I know you've got a lot going on right now Lil, so no pressure ;)
I'm sure there are plenty of amazing blogs that I have missed off my list, so please do share your favourites in the comments below so I can discover even more British food blogs!